Fourth Asian Historical Economics Conference
Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, September 19-20, 2014


Fourth Asian Historical Economics Conference
Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, September 19-20, 2014
Program Committee:

Stephen Broadberry (London School of Economics)
Kyoji Fukao (Hitotsubashi University)
Bishnupriy Gupta (University of Warwick)
Debin Ma (London School of Economics)
Şevket Pamuk (Bogazici University)

   Fourth Asian Historical Economics Conference


The Fourth Asian Historical Economics Conference will be held at Bogaziçi (Bosphorus) University in Istanbul on Friday-Saturday, September 19-20, 2014. This Conference follows earlier Conferences of the Asian Historical Economics Society at Venice (2008), Beijing (2010) and Tokyo (2012).


The conference aims to bring together researchers working on the economic history of all regions of Asia, as well as those comparing Asia with other regions.


The Keynote Speaker for the Conference will be Professor Kenneth Pomeranz of the University of Chicago, author of the now classic book, Great Divergence, China, Europe and the Making of the Modern World Economy, 2000.

There will also be a Special Session on “Science and Technology in Europe and East Asia during the Early Modern Era” with presentations from Professor Joel Mokyr of Northwestern University and Professor Jin Dengjian of Dickinson University. 


The deadline for the submission of Abstracts to the Conference was March 1, 2014. Of a larger number of submissions, approximately 70 papers have been accepted by the Program Committee and the authors have been notified.



The Registration Fee for the Conference which will cover food and all transfers for two days and the boat trip on the Bosphorus in the evening of September 20 is expected to be 120 Euros for participants with PhDs and 100 Euros for PhD students.


There will be two kinds of Hotel Rooms. For participants with PhDs, they will cost 120 Euros per night. For PhD students, rooms have been reserved at a lower cost hotel at 69 Euros per night. Most participants are expected to stay for three nights, Sept. 18, 19 and 20.


Additional Information on Registration and Hotel Reservations will be available on this webpage before the end of June 2014.


For the website of the Third Asian Historical Economics Conference held at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo in September 2012, see .


We thank the following institutions for their support of the Fourth Asian Historical Economics Conference:

Bogaziçi University, Istanbul

Borsa Istanbul / Istanbul Stock Exchange  and

Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo